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Nov.13, 2013

Vol. 114, No. 4

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Recent Alumni Deaths

Posted on November 7, 2013

The following alumni deaths have been reported to the University’s Alumni Records office since Oct. 21. This Web feature will be updated with each printed issue of PAW. Full memorials, written by class secretaries or class memorialists, may appear in future PAW issues and/or online. Every memorial at offers the chance to post a remembrance.

Please send notification of alumni deaths to Alumni Records at

Trumbull L. Richard ’39, Oct. 17, 2013

William N. Vaughan ’42, Oct. 22, 2013

Ronald K. Mac Master Jr. ’43, Aug. 20, 2013

C. Wesley Goyer Jr. ’44 *50, June 1, 2013

David P. McCallie ’44, Oct. 7, 2013

Alvin H. Behrer Jr. ’45, Oct. 15, 2013

William R. Crosbie ’45, Oct. 21, 2013

Duryea Cameron ’46 *49, Oct. 11, 2013

George W. Morris ’46, May 28, 2013

Chester S. Kurzet ’47, Oct. 12, 2013

Edward R. Vogel ’47, Oct. 11, 2013

Donald L. Geldbach ’48, Aug. 24, 2012

Anthony Widmann ’49, Oct. 11, 2013

Thaddeus A. Thomson III ’50, Sept. 23, 2013

F. Coit Johnson II ’52, July 26, 2013

Edward H. Bragg Jr. ’53, Oct. 21, 2013

Rush D. Touton Jr. ’54, May 23, 2001

Robert B. Blackman ’57, March 24, 2013

Malcolm K. Ottaway ’60, June 5, 2013

Edward H. Clarke ’62, Oct. 10, 2013

Barton P. Ferris Jr. ’62, Oct. 17, 2013

W. Sean O’Donoghue ’66, Oct. 3, 2013

Alan S. Dunning ’68, Oct. 15, 2013

Lawrence H. Turner ’68, March 20, 2011

Michael A. Buchner ’69, Aug. 6, 2013

D. Jeffrey Rice ’75, Oct. 23, 2013

Elizabeth Fletcher Cronan ’81, Oct. 16, 2013

Graduate Alumni

William G. Leavitt *38, Aug. 1, 2013

Hartwell F. Calcote *48, Oct. 11, 2013

John C. Loftis Jr. *48, Oct. 31, 2012

Earl S. Browning Jr. *53, Oct. 23, 2013

Victor E. McGee *62, Oct. 6, 2013

Keith R. Gunderson *63, Oct. 14, 2013

David H. Steinbrook *65, Jan. 14, 2002

Edward P. Thomson *90, Oct. 10, 2013

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1 Response to Recent Alumni Deaths

Charles Robertson *59 Says:

2013-11-12 14:18:40

I knew Earl Browning Jr. as a graduate student in the politics department in the early 1950s. I had met him before in Germany, when I was a Counter Intelligence Corps agent and he, I believe, was in charge of a C.I.C. district. I confess, to my shame, that as a graduate student I shared the opinions of one or two others that Earl Browning was not the brightest among our group and that we thought of him as something of a clown. I was wrong. I later learned that Earl Browning tried to keep American intelligence in Germany from not only using Klaus Barbie, the S.S. "Butcher of Lyon," but from spiriting him out of Germany to South America. Barbie was considered a valuable source by both British and American intelligence for his knowledge of communist activities, and they refused French demands for his extradition to France, where the horrors of the tortures he committed personally and the thousands of people he sent to their deaths were well known. He apparently personally tortured the French Resistance hero, Jean Moulin, along with so many others, including teenage girls. Earl Browning had the distinction of being one of the few who saw clearly, and tried to act upon his conviction, that whatever use Barbie might be to us, whatever use he might be to the French communists, his hideous crimes against humanity should never be ignored, and he should be turned over to the French for trial. In death, Earl Browning, you deserve our salute.
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